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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Knudsen, Kati PT, MPT, CNT, PCS, DCS; Fernandez-Fernandez, Alicia PhD, PT, DPT, CNT, DCS; Professor and Curriculum Committee Chair

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Pediatric Physical Therapy: April 2022 - Volume 34 - Issue 2 - p 145
doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000897
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To the editor,

We read with interest the article, “Neonatal PT Improves Neurobehavior and General Movements in Moderate to Late Preterm Infants Born in India” by Khurana et al. (Pediatric Physical Therapy, issue 1, 2022) However, we were concerned about the cover photo accompanying the article which depicts a NICU baby with a frog positioner on their body. According to the product's prior website, https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/product/HC989805603341/frederick-t-frog-positioning-aid, this is considered an unsafe practice in the NICU: “The Frederick T. Frog weighs 453.6 grams. Its full weight should not be placed on an infant.”

Respectfully,

Kati Knudsen, PT, MPT, CNT, PCS, DCS
Lead Therapist, NICU & In-patient Pediatrics
Providence St Vincent Medical Center
Portland, OR
Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PhD, PT, DPT, CNT, DCS
Professor and Curriculum Committee Chair
Physical Therapy Department
Nova Southeastern University
Physical Therapist, NICU
South Miami Hospital, FL

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